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Halloween Sale Megapost: Namco, EA, GoG, Direct2Drive, OnLive

This Halloween weekend, many major game distributors are treating us to some massive sales on games they consider “scary,” “dark,” or that include zombies. To make the scavenging easy while you put the final touches on your Pyramid Head costume (you freak), we’ve compiled the Halloween-weekend deals from EA, GoG, Direct2Drive, Namco Bandai and OnLive right here.

The trick? We’re eating all the candy ourselves, and you get none. Boo-ya.

EA Mobile has dozens of games for iPad on sale, some up to 80 percent, including Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Mirror’s Edge, Dead Space and Tetris. For Android, The Sims, Tetris, Madden NFL 12, FIFA 10 and Need for Speed: Shift are on sale, and Plants vs. Zombies is cheap on iPhone and iPod Touch.

Most of Namco Bandai’s iOS and Android titles are 50 percent off or more, except for Puzzle Quest 2, which is 20 percent off (Figure out that puzzle, brainiac).

Direct2Drive wants you to get costume ideas from its sale titles, which include Dead Space 2 for $9.95, Borderlands for $4.95, Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood for $19.95 and the Penumbra Collection for $4.95.

All of GOG‘s sale titles are 50 percent off, including three Gabriel Knight games for $2.99 each, Sanitarium for $4.99 and Vampire the Masquerade: Redemption for $2.99.

OnLive is handing out the jumbo Butterfingers, allowing users to play Amnesia: The Dark Descent, F.E.A.R 3, Metro 2033 and Orcs Must Die! for free all weekend long.

Source: http://www.joystiq.com/2011/10/29/halloween-sale-megapost-namco-ea-gog-direct2drive-onlive/

Game Release in October

Here are the list complie by Gametrailers.com for the game release in October

Left 4 Dead’s Death Toll in beta, now playable in Left 4 Dead 2

Valve’s unleashed the Death Toll campaign from the original Left 4 Dead on the PC-playing Left 4 Dead 2 crowd today, albeit with some minor tweaks which Valve is being mum about. They want us all to go in with “fresh eyes” they say, so we’ll see how that goes. Any feedback you have, you can drop it in the Steam forums. (Or you could leave a comment in this very post!)

Also, Valve’s got an update on the launch window of the entire Cold Stream DLC release, of which Death Toll is a part of: It’s coming around Halloween. Previously the goal was late summer, but with all of the testing and rigmarole that goes into tuning a game, Valve’s gotten a little behind schedule. It’s tough to complain, considering how very, very free all this stuff is.

Source: http://www.joystiq.com/2011/09/16/left-4-deads-death-toll-in-beta-now-playable-in-left-4-dead-2/

For The Next Few Days, Portal Is Free

From now until September 20, the PC and Mac versions of Valve’s classic first-person puzzler Portal are free. Free gratis. You won’t pay a cent for it.

A website has gone live (perhaps a little early) promoting the offer, which directs users to Valve’s Steam service, where they’re directed to download the game free of charge.

Not that this will be terribly useful to that many of you, since by now, four years on, surely everyone has a copy, but just in case you don’t, have at it!

Source: http://kotaku.com/5840920/for-the-next-few-days-portal-is-free
Download: http://store.steampowered.com/app/400/

The First ‘Max Payne 3′ Trailer is Here

The trailer reflects the early confirmed Max Payne 3 story and gameplay details and illustrate those items in action. Once again, ex-Detective Max Payne now finds himself staring at the bottom of a bottle and has left the NYPD to become a personal security specialist for a wealthy family in San Paolo, Brazil. His motivations to get his crap back in order get triggered when the wife of his client is kidnapped and Max pulls out all the stops to get her back. Insert 5000+ bullets. Take a look at the trailer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqCqqMy7gkE&feature=player_embedded

First off, it’s great to see that the wonderfully haunting theme song from Max Payne 2 by Kärtsy Hatakka is still being employed. Like previous Max Payne games, the third iteration will also be driven by Max’s inner monologue, detailing his reactions and thoughts to each peculiar situation he finds himself in, complimenting the game’s cinematics.

The gameplay looks as strong as it ever was, with the delivery of rounds down range presented in the most cinematic way possible. Bullet-time and bullet cam of course return, adding stylistic flair to each individual gun fight. New to the game will be a kind of melee combat system that allows Max to combine a quick strike of his weapon and integrate that into firing shots. The cinematic action will be running an upgraded version of the Euphoria engine Rockstar has been employing lately.

Max Payne 3 looks fantastic. There is some worry among the industry regarding its success however, most notably that the game must sell around 4 million copies to recoup losses during the title’s development. The most important thing is that it’s finally coming in 6 months.

Max Payne 3 will be releasing in March 2012 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.

Source: http://gamerant.com/max-payne-3-trailer-2-trung-104126/

For The Next Few Days, Portal Is Free

From now until September 20, the PC and Mac versions of Valve’s classic first-person puzzler Portal are free. Free gratis. You won’t pay a cent for it.

A website has gone live (perhaps a little early) promoting the offer, which directs users to Valve’s Steam service, where they’re directed to download the game free of charge.

Not that this will be terribly useful to that many of you, since by now, four years on, surely everyone has a copy, but just in case you don’t, have at it!

Source: http://kotaku.com/5840920/for-the-next-few-days-portal-is-free

Download: http://store.steampowered.com/app/400/

The First ‘Max Payne 3′ Trailer is Here

The trailer reflects the early confirmed Max Payne 3 story and gameplay details and illustrate those items in action. Once again, ex-Detective Max Payne now finds himself staring at the bottom of a bottle and has left the NYPD to become a personal security specialist for a wealthy family in San Paolo, Brazil. His motivations to get his crap back in order get triggered when the wife of his client is kidnapped and Max pulls out all the stops to get her back. Insert 5000+ bullets. Take a look at the trailer.

First off, it’s great to see that the wonderfully haunting theme song from Max Payne 2 by Kärtsy Hatakka is still being employed. Like previous Max Payne games, the third iteration will also be driven by Max’s inner monologue, detailing his reactions and thoughts to each peculiar situation he finds himself in, complimenting the game’s cinematics.

The gameplay looks as strong as it ever was, with the delivery of rounds down range presented in the most cinematic way possible. Bullet-time and bullet cam of course return, adding stylistic flair to each individual gun fight. New to the game will be a kind of melee combat system that allows Max to combine a quick strike of his weapon and integrate that into firing shots. The cinematic action will be running an upgraded version of the Euphoria engine Rockstar has been employing lately.

Max Payne 3 looks fantastic. There is some worry among the industry regarding its success however, most notably that the game must sell around 4 million copies to recoup losses during the title’s development. The most important thing is that it’s finally coming in 6 months.

Max Payne 3 will be releasing in March 2012 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.

Source: http://gamerant.com/max-payne-3-trailer-2-trung-104126/

The Witcher 2 approaching a million sales

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is close to selling a million copies, a representative for developer CD Projekt Red confirmed to Joystiq earlier today. The Warsaw Business Journal reported that the studio had sold 940,000 copies of the gorgeous monster hunter RPG in the first half of 2011, following its launch on May 17.

The Witcher 2 version 2.0 update for PC should arrive on September 29, alleviating the game’s punishing opening and making other tweaks that should open up Geralt’s excellent adventure to more players. The Xbox 360 version, which will ship with the V2.0 content, is still planned for Q1 2012.

Source: http://www.joystiq.com/2011/08/30/the-witcher-2-approaching-a-million-sales/

Deus Ex: Human Revolution conspiracy hints at new content

A code on the Deus Ex: Human Revolution title screen was actually part of a deeper conspiracy that, if followed to its conclusion, led to the image we’ve posted above. The prevailing theory about what it means, in combination with the day and time stamp in the bottom left of the image, is that Square Enix could announce DLC for its hit game as soon as next week.

The image was discovered after internet sleuths followed the code to GPS coordinates for Uluru rock in Australia. Combined with a password of “11m13clinic” and some Twitter help from the game’s producers, the clues eventually unlocked the image (which is probably a clue in itself).

Source: http://www.joystiq.com/2011/08/31/deus-ex-human-revolution-conspiracy-hints-at-new-content/

The Witcher 2 approaching a million sales

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is close to selling a million copies, a representative for developer CD Projekt Red confirmed to Joystiq earlier today. The Warsaw Business Journal reported that the studio had sold 940,000 copies of the gorgeous monster hunter RPG in the first half of 2011, following its launch on May 17.

The Witcher 2 version 2.0 update for PC should arrive on September 29, alleviating the game’s punishing opening and making other tweaks that should open up Geralt’s excellent adventure to more players. The Xbox 360 version, which will ship with the V2.0 content, is still planned for Q1 2012.

Source: http://www.joystiq.com/2011/08/30/the-witcher-2-approaching-a-million-sales/

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